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Pre-Winter Happenings: Celebrate Thanksgiving, Diwali and More with NYC Ferry

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November 1, 2023

As the leaves change and the chill in the air hints at the coming winter, New York City comes alive with a colorful array of cultural celebrations and events. Here are some exciting events happening in November, all easily accessible via NYC Ferry.

Native American Heritage Month Events

Check out these local events to learn more about the Native American culture!

1. Redhawk Indigenous Arts Council at Third Street Music School
This is a family-friendly event that will celebrate and acknowledge National Native American Heritage Month through song, dance, storytelling, history, and other forms of expression. The Redhawk Native American Arts Council represents artists from North, South, Central American, Caribbean and Polynesian Indigenous cultures. Learn more here.
Date: Friday, 11/10 5pm
Location: Third Street Music Schools
Ferry Route: Soundview
Ferry Landing: Stuyvesant Cove

2. Ethnic Night: Native American Heritage
Make your very own dream catcher and learn the special meaning behind each of the intricate details. Learn more here.
Date: Tuesday, 11/14 3:30-4:30PM
Location: One Pace Plaza
Ferry Route:  All
Ferry Landing:  Wall Street

3. Who are The Tohono O’odham?
Head over to the New Amsterdam Library to learn about the Tohono O’odham Indian Nation, the Desert People. Learn more here.
Date:  Wednesday, 11/15 5:30 PM
Location: New Amsterdam Library
Ferry Route: St. George
Ferry Landing:  Midtown West

Thanksgiving Events

Give thanks and give back to your community with these events near NYC Ferry landings.

1. Neighborhood Movie Night
A cozy movie night under the stars. Light snacks will be provided!
Date:  Wednesday, 11/8 4-6pm
Location: Red Hook Farms
Ferry Route:  South Brooklyn
Ferry Landing: Red Hook

2. Thanksgiving ‘Meet Your Neighbor’ Dinner
Come meet your neighbors! There will be ice breakers, dinner and delicious food. Learn more here.
Date: 11/15 7:00 PM
Location: Sixth Street Community Synagogue
Ferry Route:  Soundview
Ferry Landing:  Stuyvesant Cove

3. Thanksgiving Feast
RISE is hosting a special Thanksgiving meal to give thanks and to celebrate an amazing community of family, friends, and neighbors. Learn more here.
Date: 11/18 1pm – 3pm
Location:  RISE
Ferry Route: Rockaway
Ferry Landing: Rockaway

4. Post Thanksgiving Leaf Rake
Work off that Thanksgiving turkey and give back to your community at the Annual Post Thanksgiving Leaf Rake at Corlears Hook Park. Learn more here.
Date: 11/26 10am
Location: Corlears Hook Park
Ferry Route: South Brooklyn
Ferry Landing:  Corlears Hook

Diwali Celebrations

The Festival of Lights, or Diwali, takes center stage, bringing warmth, joy, and a touch of India’s rich cultural heritage to the city that never sleeps. NYC Ferry offers a convenient and scenic way to experience these festivities, making it a great time to hop aboard and join in the celebrations. Celebrate at one of the events below.

1. Diwali Celebration

Join Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez for a Diwali Celebration at the College of Technology. This event aims to bridge cultures and foster unity through the celebration of Diwali, featuring music, dance, and delicious food. Learn more here.
Date:  Wednesday, 11/1 from 6 PM to 8 PM
Location:  College of Technology
Ferry Route:  South Brooklyn / East River
Ferry Landing:  Pier 6 / DUMBO

2. Diwali Paint & Sip
Get creative and express yourself at the Diwali Paint & Sip event hosted at Desi Galli. Enjoy a fun evening of painting, sipping, and celebrating the Festival of Lights with friends and fellow art enthusiasts. Learn more here.
Date:  Saturday, 11/4 from 6 PM to 8:30 PM
Location:  Desi Galli
Ferry Route:  Astoria / Sound View / East River
Ferry Landing:  34th St

3. Diwali Fest
Kick off your Diwali celebrations in style at the Diwali Fest at Bhaki Center. This event promises to immerse you in the essence of Diwali with traditional rituals, cultural performances, and delicious Indian cuisine. Learn more here.
Date:  Sunday, 11/12 from 5 PM to 9 PM
Location:  Bhaki Center
Ferry Route:  South Brooklyn
Ferry Landing:  Corlears Hook

4. Diwali Celebration at the Seaport
Conclude your Diwali celebrations with a spectacular event at the South Street Seaport. Enjoy traditional Diwali performances, art installations, and a colorful parade, all set against the backdrop of the stunning Manhattan skyline. Learn more here.
Date:  Friday, 11/10/2023 from 3 PM to 6 PM
Location:  South Street Seaport
Ferry Route:  All
Ferry Landing:  Wall Street

With NYC Ferry, you can easily hop from one event to another, taking in the vibrant colors, flavors, and traditions of the season without the hassle of navigating the city’s bustling streets. So, mark your calendars and get ready to celebrate with NYC Ferry this November!

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